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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304273
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Triad of Opportunities: A Nursing Competency Framework
Author(s):
Gordon-Griffiths, Jane Leanne; Fielding, Mark J.; Newman, Stuart Andrew
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Jane Leanne Gordon (Griffiths), RN, BAN, MHP, janeqatar@hotmail.com; Mark J. Fielding, RN, PGrad CC, PGrad Ed, MN, MEd; Stuart Andrew Newman, RN, DipTch (Nsg), BEd (Nsg), MHA;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to clearly articulate stream-specific positions within the nursing department at Rashid Hospital and how we can better advocate, mentor and evaluate the performance of those nurses within these positions.

Methods: The Nursing Competency Framework covers the career paths of all nurses in Rashid Hospital. The three career options open to these nurses are delineated and given structure by the competencies expected of individuals. The matrix follows a scheme of increasing complexity of tasks and runs from basic domain independent skills through to higher level competencies requiring greater levels of experience and aptitude. Evaluation of competencies are undertaken through review of work and projects that meet the organization's goals and at higher levels require the application of peer and colleague review.

Evaluation data were collected using two instruments, a questionnaire and focus groups. The outcome of the initial pilot resulted in minimal changes to the framework. The same methodology was used for the evaluation of the entire program in 2012.

Results: The overall findings of the evaluation are extraordinarily positive and the level of overall satisfaction with the programme is high (mean 3.16; SD 0.79). Other indicators which have shown significant improvement include resource management, research implementation and dissemination and risk management strategies.

Conclusion: Overall, participants have evaluated the programme highly and there is clearly a demonstrated commitment to continue. While there are no majorly significant poor findings, the main areas requiring review go largely to the management of the programme vis-'-vis the general communication, preparatory education, assessment and mentoring.

Despite the programme only being run for' 24 months, there has been demonstrable personal advancements e.g. promotions, conference papers, there has also been significant improvements and benefits in resource utilisation and adherence to accreditation standards.

Keywords:
Competency; Framework
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Triad of Opportunities: A Nursing Competency Frameworken
dc.contributor.authorGordon-Griffiths, Jane Leanneen
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Mark J.en
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Stuart Andrewen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsJane Leanne Gordon (Griffiths), RN, BAN, MHP, janeqatar@hotmail.com; Mark J. Fielding, RN, PGrad CC, PGrad Ed, MN, MEd; Stuart Andrew Newman, RN, DipTch (Nsg), BEd (Nsg), MHA;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304273-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this research was to clearly articulate stream-specific positions within the nursing department at Rashid Hospital and how we can better advocate, mentor and evaluate the performance of those nurses within these positions. <p><b>Methods: </b> The Nursing Competency Framework covers the career paths of all nurses in Rashid Hospital. The three career options open to these nurses are delineated and given structure by the competencies expected of individuals. The matrix follows a scheme of increasing complexity of tasks and runs from basic domain independent skills through to higher level competencies requiring greater levels of experience and aptitude. Evaluation of competencies are undertaken through review of work and projects that meet the organization's goals and at higher levels require the application of peer and colleague review. <p>Evaluation data were collected using two instruments, a questionnaire and focus groups. The outcome of the initial pilot resulted in minimal changes to the framework. The same methodology was used for the evaluation of the entire program in 2012. <p><b>Results: </b> The overall findings of the evaluation are extraordinarily positive and the level of overall satisfaction with the programme is high (mean 3.16; SD 0.79). Other indicators which have shown significant improvement include resource management, research implementation and dissemination and risk management strategies. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Overall, participants have evaluated the programme highly and there is clearly a demonstrated commitment to continue. While there are no majorly significant poor findings, the main areas requiring review go largely to the management of the programme vis-'-vis the general communication, preparatory education, assessment and mentoring. <p>Despite the programme only being run for' 24 months, there has been demonstrable personal advancements e.g. promotions, conference papers, there has also been significant improvements and benefits in resource utilisation and adherence to accreditation standards.en
dc.subjectCompetencyen
dc.subjectFrameworken
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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